Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office Sees Another Move To Private Practice
It seems that the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office is the Harvard Law School of government agencies: top prosecutors there, just like top HLS students, seem to have their choice of law firms to join. Recently, the chief prosecutor of hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, Jonathan Streeter, joined Dechert. Boyd M. Johnson III, the office’s Deputy U.S. Attorney, recently left to join WilmerHale.
And now, Christopher L. Garcia, who for nearly the past two years has led the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, is joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP as a litigation partner in its Securities Litigation and White Collar Defense & Investigations groups.
Not to worry about the U.S. Attorney’s Office, however. Garcia says that he knows that he is “leaving behind a unit chock-full of some of the finest fraud prosecutors in the country.”